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National Cooperative Union of India 

Submitted by zuraidah.hoffman on Fri, 22/05/2020 - 14:44

The National Cooperative Union of India released a statement on the role of cooperatives and the apex union in responding to the COVID-19 related challenges. The first initiative of Indian cooperators from across the country is to support the  Prime Minister’s clarion call to observe a self-imposed ‘Janata (public) curfew’ on Sunday 22nd March and restrict their movement to very essential activities.

Cooperative Business New Zealand

Submitted by zuraidah.hoffman on Fri, 22/05/2020 - 14:40

Cooperative Business New Zealand reported that even with significant government support schemes being rapidly activated around wage subsidies, bank loans, etc., the country was already seeing a significant rise in unemployment, now now anticipated to rise to between 10-30% over the coming year/s). Food supply is not an issue, as New Zealand is able to source locally and the cooperative community (generates 19% of New Zealand's GDP) provides a significant proportion of the food supplies (both as a producer, but also as one of the two major super market food chains).

AJEEC NISPED

Submitted by zuraidah.hoffman on Fri, 22/05/2020 - 14:39

AJEEC NISPED of Israel opened the doors to the first COVID-19 Situation Room in the Negev Bedouin community to  centralize efforts to prevent the spread of the virus. The Situation Room is a partnership between all the civil society and cooperative organizations in the Negev and all local municipalities.

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